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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on nurse practitioners as medical providers?

They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more

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What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

See below:: Treating cancer means more than just choosing the right therapy. Cancer impacts the entire family. Support for patients reaches far beyond the halls of a hospital. A coordinated team approach allows access to the physician specialists, nursing staff, physician extenders, child life support, survivers/peer support, convienient accomodations for the stay before, during and after treatments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

Can you tell me about physicians assistant (neurology or pediatric) vs. pharmacist?

A pharmacist: Is an expert in medication preparation and dispensing while a physicians assistant (PA) is a medical provider. PA's are trained and licensed to evaluate patients. This means taking a history, examining a patient, and diagnosing then treating. In my experience both PA's and pharmacists play important but different roles in healthcare. ...Read more

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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read more

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Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Are family physicians trained in alternative medicine?

Not Necessarily: The basic requirements for family medicine training are uniform around the country and there is little required training on alternative treatments. However, specific training programs may provide more background and training in this area. ...Read more

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What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more

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Are family physicians be trained in complimentary or alternative medicine?

Are family physicians be trained in complimentary or alternative medicine?

Mostly not.: The definition of complimentary and alternative medicine is slippery.I am a D.O., doctor of osteopathic medicine, and many M.D.'s consider my practice of manipulation, and philosophy of body self healing to be apocryphal(not accepted).I adhere to evidence based medicine as much as any dr.-but even the evidence isn't that firm.We learn more even day.Gsk told use Paxil (paroxetine) was safe in kids, not. ...Read more

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Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...Read more

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Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Without knowing more: Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer. The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa(health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...Read more

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Are dentists considered physicians? If not, why does healthtap refer to dentists as physicians?

Are dentists considered physicians? If not, why does healthtap refer to dentists as physicians?

Yes: Dentists are doctors just like your physicians. The only difference is they focus on different part of your body. Nowdays, most dental school changed the dental degree to dmd which is doctoriae of dental medicine. Their education covers the whole medical field not just teeth. We are treating our patients as a whole not just their teeth. Because oral health can not be isolated. ...Read more

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Pediatric cardiologist job description needed?

Pediatric cardiologist job description needed?

Job description: Evaluated and treat patients (fetus through adult) with any form of cardiovascular disease. This may mean giving meds to mom carrying a fetus with an irregular heartbeat . Closing a hole in the heart of a 3 year old with a catheter system through the leg vein. Or reducing blood pressure in an obese teen. Training: med school, peds residency, peds cardiology fellowship . Sorry 400 characters! ...Read more

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Are physician assistants inferior to doctors?

Differently trained: Physician assistants train for 18 months to 2 years for the purpose of working alongside of (and under the supervision of) physicians, typically in very specific areas. In contrast, physicians train for 7 to 12 years (or more, after college) and are able to function very broadly and independently, although they can become quite specialized. Their functions are different, each with specific roles. ...Read more

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What are facilities provided by primary healthcare?

What are facilities provided by primary healthcare?

MeetingPlace & Tools: Present at any location to which people go (or from which come from) as part of initial assistance for others concerned about their health with the goal of recognizing &assisting others with perceived problems with soul?mind?brain?body functioning. This includes all the tools for assisting with evaluation, diagnosis &treatment of symptoms &underlying disease, as recognized &addressed. ...Read more

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